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  • Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    Breastfeeding during the COVID-19 pandemic

    If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed, the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has probably stirred up all kinds of emotions. Maybe you are asking yourself questions.

  • How to support your child's at-home learning

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    How to support your child's at-home learning

    At-home learning is how schools are continuing to provide for students' educational needs from a distance while they are not able to attend school. Schools are using a variety of online tools in order to continue your child's learning. Make sure you are reading all your child's school communications to ensure you have access to and are using the right tools. Remember, even a high-achieving student needs some parental guidance to help them transition from traditional learning to learning at home.

  • Back-to-school anxiety during COVID-19

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    Back-to-school anxiety during COVID-19

    While back-to-school is typically a time of excitement, it's normal for kids to experience some degree of anxiety as a new school year approaches. Younger children may get nervous about leaving their parents, and older children may worry about academics or how they'll fit in with their friends after spending time apart during summer.

  • Should I let my child have a playdate during COVID-19?

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    Should I let my child have a playdate during COVID-19?

    As summer begins and many states relax social distancing guidelines, you may be wondering if you can start setting up playdates for your children again. They may be wondering, too, and asking when they can see their friends.

  • 6 tips for healthy eating at home

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    6 tips for healthy eating at home

    Most of the time, eating at home makes it easier to choose healthy options than eating out. However, if you are home all day without a regular schedule, you may find it hard to resist frequent, unhealthy snacks and more difficult to take time out for a nutritious meal.

  • How to support athletes through season changes during COVID-19

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    How to support athletes through season changes during COVID-19

    When cases of COVID-19 first began to spread across the U.S., young athletes had to adjust quickly to online school – and a canceled spring sports season. Now, as schools navigate reopening, athletes are still adjusting and tentatively preparing for a new sports season.

  • 7 tips to help your child wear a face mask

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    7 tips to help your child wear a face mask

    As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, it’s important to take steps to stay healthy, such as frequently washing hands and practicing social distancing. One important precaution families should take is wearing a face mask in public, especially in situations where social distancing is difficult.

  • 6 tips for doctor appointments during COVID-19

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    6 tips for doctor appointments during COVID-19

    As cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread, many families are taking steps to stay healthy such as staying home as much as possible. While social distancing is an important part of preventing the spread of COVID-19, delaying essential trips like medical appointments can come with its own set of risks.

  • 10 tips for handling summer boredom

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    10 tips for handling summer boredom

    Over the summer, without classmates or schoolwork, many children find themselves a little bored. This year, when children have already been out of school for so long and may not be able to enjoy summer camps, vacations or their regular activities, boredom may be even worse.

  • 6 summer safety tips for teens during the coronavirus pandemic

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    6 summer safety tips for teens during the coronavirus pandemic

    Summer is typically a time of fun and relaxation for children and teens – offering a break from school and long days filled with swimming, cookouts, travel and time with friends. This summer, however, poses unique challenges and risks as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread and many families wonder how to navigate summer plans during a pandemic.

  • How athletes can safely return to sports after social distancing

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    How athletes can safely return to sports after social distancing

    Whenever an athlete takes extended time away from training and play, such as during recovery from a sports injury, it’s important to take steps to safely return to play. Athletes of all ages recently faced a unique situation when spring sports seasons were cut short due to social distancing measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • 6 tips for a successful virtual visit

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    6 tips for a successful virtual visit

    Getting sick is never convenient, but with virtual visit, seeing a health care provider can be. Virtual visits are a quick and easy way to see a health care provider without needing to visit a doctor's office. See six tips to help you have a successful virtual appointment and get the care you or your family member needs.

  • Should my family travel during COVID-19?

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    Should my family travel during COVID-19?

    Many families rely on summer vacations to see relatives, relax and spend time together. When coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) spread this spring, many people canceled their existing travel plans. However, as states begin to reopen and families try to navigate their "new normal," some are wondering if they can plan any type of vacation in a safe way.

  • What parents should know about multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19

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    What parents should know about multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and COVID-19

    With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), researchers have been dedicated to learning more about how this new virus spreads, symptoms and possible ways to treat illness. Early data suggest that symptoms of COVID-19 are often respiratory and that children are not at increased risk for severe illness. However, new concerns are being raised about an unusual inflammatory response in children that may be related to coronavirus.

  • How to prepare children for a COVID-19 test

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    How to prepare children for a COVID-19 test

    While many people think of adults as the ones mainly impacted by COVID-19, children can be affected, too – and may need testing. With the enormous amount of anxiety surrounding COVID-19, kids may feel especially nervous about being tested.

  • Should my child attend daycare or summer camp during COVID-19?

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    Should my child attend daycare or summer camp during COVID-19?

    During the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), parents have been navigating uncharted waters. Now, as plans allow the reopening of child care centers and youth camps in Texas, parents are facing a new question: Is it okay to send your child to daycare or summer camp during the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • 8 tips for managing screen time during COVID-19

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    8 tips for managing screen time during COVID-19

    Ever try to make a work call with children underfoot? No doubt, this has been a common experience as families stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Many parents have had their hands full as they try to work, manage household chores and perform the job of homeschool teacher.

  • 5 ways coronavirus can affect children

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    5 ways coronavirus can affect children

    As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has emerged – and with it, many questions and fears – one comfort for many parents has been that so far, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. There has been more focus on people ages 65 and older, as early data suggests that they are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • How to help kids with autism cope with COVID-19

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    How to help kids with autism cope with COVID-19

    The uncertainty we’re experiencing during the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can be overwhelming for all children, but this time can be particularly challenging for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • How to clean and disinfect your home during COVID-19

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    How to clean and disinfect your home during COVID-19

    Spring cleaning has long been a trend but sparkling clean counters and disinfected doorknobs have never been more important than they are right now. That's because one recommended precaution to help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is to disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.

  • 4 tips to help kids cope with disappointment during COVID-19

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    4 tips to help kids cope with disappointment during COVID-19

    When the effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first took place, it may have been hard to comprehend the impact. Children and teens may have even felt some excitement about the extra time away from school or for the break in routine.

  • Do face masks prevent coronavirus?

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    Do face masks prevent coronavirus?

    As cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rise, many families are looking for information on the best ways to prevent its spread and to stay healthy. Researchers and health care officials are actively working to understand more about this pandemic, and new information is released every day.

  • 8 tips for managing children's anxiety about COVID-19

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    8 tips for managing children's anxiety about COVID-19

    Many families are facing major changes in their day-to-day lives because of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). With all the unknowns that come with a new virus, it's normal to feel anxious about the "what ifs" and the future.

  • 6 tips for social distancing with kids

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    6 tips for social distancing with kids

    For families around the world, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is affecting day-to-day lives in unprecedented ways. In addition to taking simple precautions such as regularly cleaning hands, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that families put distance between themselves and others to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, many events, businesses and schools are temporarily closing.

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